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the empty part

Last year I attended a conference in New Orleans; after a day or two all the people and noise and commotion started to get the better of me. And then I found sanctuary in the far end of the convention center.

Earnest Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana
photographed 4.22.2018

Kind of like a mural

The view from my hotel room in Chicago offered a view of the office building across the street; it was like a mural, only one that changed from minute to minute. If my trip had been a couple of days longer, I would have started to figure out whose schedule demanded late hours at the office.

in a hotel room
Chicago, Illinois
photographed 10.29.2018

Grotto

On my only other visit to Shafter, the church door was unlocked and I was able to get some photos inside. I didn’t realize how much I was looking forward to shooting inside there again, in muted light this time, until I discovered the door I’d gone in before was locked. And so were all the others. It was a disappointment.

But at least I got to see this, on the back of the church.

Shafter, Texas
photographed 12.22.2018

A narrow view

On our first day in England we stopped in to look at Arundel Castle. And to look at what was behind the narrow leaded-glass windows.

Arundel Castle
Arundel, England
photographed 5.31.2017

The more formal approach

While I am drawn to things that are falling apart or are otherwise not symmetrical, sometimes a formal arrangement does catch my attention. That’s what happened here, with the steps and the brick and the pattern on the doors and the shadows, all lining themselves up perfectly.

Big Spring Municipal Auditorium
Big Spring, Texas
photographed 11.23.2018

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